State of the Oceans — Log 31

State of the Oceans — Log 31

Climate change is affecting sea turtles, microplastics are airborne, North Atlantic right whales are breeding and scientists want to protect 30% of the oceans.

State of the Oceans — Log 30

State of the Oceans — Log 30

Researchers have discovered two new species of cold-water coral, and supermarkets are experimenting with banana-leaf packaging.

State of the Oceans — Log 29

State of the Oceans — Log 29

The restoration of forests and coasts can tackle climate change and the mass extinction of species, say campaigners.

State of the Oceans — Log 28

State of the Oceans — Log 28

Jellyfish provide crucial habitats for developing fish, the world’s fastest shark is facing extinction and coal is now more expensive than solar and wind.

The Poop Loop

The Poop Loop

Ocean lovers, we implore you to go forth and fertilize the global consciousness by talking about whale poop. Here are your talking points.

State of the Oceans — Log 27

State of the Oceans — Log 27

A US judge has halted hundreds of drilling projects in Wyoming, and researchers learn more about the mysterious ‘blob’ in the Pacific Ocean.

State of the Oceans — Log 26

State of the Oceans — Log 26

Students around the world are striking to protest inaction on climate change, plastic is piling up and scientists discover a new type of whale. Probably.

State of the Oceans — Log 25

State of the Oceans — Log 25

Scientists learn more about how squid change colors and a new report finds “distinct risks to human health” at every stage of the plastic journey.

State of the Oceans — Log 24

State of the Oceans — Log 24

A whale washes up in the Amazon, scientists find plastic in deep sea amphipods and a city in Ohio votes to give Lake Erie “personhood” status.

State of the Oceans — Log 23

State of the Oceans — Log 23

Waves are crashing onto coastlines with more force, researchers have mapped the genome of the great white shark and vegan 'tuna' is now a thing.

State of the Oceans — Log 21

State of the Oceans — Log 21

The color of the oceans is changing, bacteria are binding marine plastic together and the compelling case for a global ban on single-use plastics.

State of the Oceans — Log 20

State of the Oceans — Log 20

Scientists call for a ban on the use of military sonar to protect whale populations, after a study highlighted a link with mass strandings.

Singing with the Whales

Singing with the Whales

The voices of whales are currently moving through interstellar space and the deep oceans. Let’s make sure they’re heard and protected.

State of the Oceans — Log 19

State of the Oceans — Log 19

Two big-name plans to end plastic pollution, scientists recreate the first ‘freak’ wave and some very weird stuff is going on under the ice in Antarctica.

State of the Oceans — Log 18

State of the Oceans — Log 18

Whale sharks may be partially vegan, the Bahamas’ famous conch shells could soon disappear, and the surprising impact of healthcare on climate.

State of the Oceans — Log 17

State of the Oceans — Log 17

Two miles below the surface of the Pacific Ocean, scientists recently came across something no one has ever seen before.

State of the Oceans — Log 16

State of the Oceans — Log 16

Bali bans single use plastics, South Korea bans bags, Japan withdraws from whaling in the Southern Ocean and the UK’s coastlines are thriving.